Chapter 3

Network Media and Topologies

COMPTIA NETWORK+ EXAM OBJECTIVES COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • 3.1 Categorize standard media types and associated properties.
    • Fiber:
      • Multimode
      • Singlemode
    • Copper:
      • UTP
      • STP
      • CAT3
      • CAT5
      • CAT5e
      • CAT6
      • CAT6a
      • Coaxial
      • Crossover
      • T1 Crossover
      • Straight-through
    • Plenum vs. non-plenum
    • Media converters:
      • Singlemode fiber to Ethernet
      • Multimode fiber to Ethernet
      • Fiber to coaxial
      • Singlemode to multimode fiber
    • Distance limitations and speed limitations
    • Broadband over powerline
  • 3.2 Categorize standard connector types based on network media.
    • Fiber:
      • ST
      • SC
      • LC
      • MTRJ
    • Copper:
      • RJ-45
      • RJ-11
      • BNC
      • F-connector
      • DB-9 (RS-232)
      • Patch panel
      • 110 block (T568A, T568B)
  • 3.3 Compare and contrast different wireless standards.
      • 802.11 a/b/g/n ...

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